Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29th: 2 Chronicles 7-9; John 11:1-29 ~ Kezia

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Chronicles 7-9; John 11:1-29

I find it so interesting how much of the Bible is repeated. In our Old Testament reading, we read about Solomon, an incredibly wise king. We read about Solomon back in 1 Kings, and yet here we are reading about him again.

Again, scripture is repeated in the New Testament when in verse 2 it says that this Mary was in a different story in the Bible, and goes on to say exactly what Mary did. It tells of how Mary poured perfume on the Lord and wiped His feet with her hair.

The Bible repeats itself when a message is really important. It's the same reason why we sing the alphabet song, count to ten, and repeatedly practice learning our colours as young children. We do this so we can learn and treasure the information deep so that we never forget it.

The order of many kings is such an important section of the Bible because it prepares the way for the True and Perfect King that was to come - Jesus. God used these many stories of kings (many of which did evil in the eyes of the Lord) to illustrate the importance for Jesus to come down to show His people what a real king looks like.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Chronicles 10-12; John 11:30-57


Nathan Reimer said...

John 11:4
When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”

Jesus did many miracles, and did them for God's glory and so that He could be glorified. A side benificiery was Mary and Martha, and Lazarus. A good reminder that we need to do things, first for God.

Tammy Reimer said...

I think we need the same thing repeated over and over again in order for us to get it! :)

So true that Jesus is our True and Perfect King!